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By Joseph A. R. Gerber
The High Court of Delhi held in July 2018 that the designer's red sole is not protectable as a trademark in India
By Stephen Bigger
Evidence submitted included confirmation that the sole director of the applicant company Snoop International Limited was none other than Michael Gleissner.
By Maritza Schaeffer
Bayer did not oppose these applications.
By Melissa Goldstein
In July 2018, the Federal Circuit rejected the USPTO's argument that it was entitled to recover attorneys' fees, win or lose, when defending the PTAB's decisions under Section 145 of the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §145.
By Julia Belagorudsky
The Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law on October 11, 2018. As the name suggests, the law is aimed at updating music copyright laws for the digital age.
By Joseph A. R. Gerber
The Federal Court of Canada confirmed that trademark owners can provide "hotel services" in Canada without operating a hotel.
By Roger L. Zissu
In the United States, federal Courts of Appeals' decisions are rendered by three judge panels unless a panel decision is reviewed and decided en banc, that is, by the entire court.
By Charles Weigell III
The recently filed lawsuit by Nikola Corp. against Tesla, Inc. over semi-truck designs illustrates various enforcement issues regarding design patents, and also provides insights into how multiple design patents ...
By Maritza Schaeffer
While the Chinese government has been updating its intellectual property laws to target bad-faith trademark filings, in a recent matter before the Beijing High Court, Victoria's Secret was unable to meet the threshold ...
By Robin Baydurcan
A draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, announced in March 2018, states that until the end of the transition period on December 31, 2020, there will be no difference in the protection and enforcement ...
By Janet Hoffman
Prior to 1999, all the SCHWEPPES trademarks ("SCHWEPPES Marks") registered in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including in the UK, were owned by Cadbury Schweppes.
By Todd Martin
On May 25, 2018, the European General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") went into effect.
By Karen Lim
On May 18, 2018 a Decree amending certain articles of the present Industrial Property Law and introducing new trademark provisions was published in the Official Federation Gazette in Mexico.
By Robin Baydurcan
A decision last year from the highest body within the Turkish Court of Appeal system held that the addition of a house mark does not mitigate likelihood of confusion.
By Jason Jones
In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., 135 S.Ct 1293 (2015), that a decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ...